Multiorgan Procurement for Transplantation

  • Paolo Aseni
  • Antonino M. Grande
  • Luciano De Carlis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Expanding the Donor Pool and Evaluation of the Possible Organ Donor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonino M. Grande, Paolo Aseni
      Pages 3-9
    3. Tullia Maria De Feo, Massimo Cardillo, Nicola De Fazio, Giuseppe Piccolo
      Pages 11-18
  3. Principles of Brain Death Diagnosis and Optimal Management for Organ Retrieval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Antonino M. Grande, Paolo Aseni
      Pages 37-45
    3. Antonino M. Grande
      Pages 47-52
    4. Antonino M. Grande, Carlo Pellegrini
      Pages 69-77
    5. Riccardo De Carlis, Raffaella Sguinzi, Antonino M. Grande, Paolo Aseni
      Pages 79-90
  4. Surgical Technique for Thoracic Organ Procurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Antonino M. Grande
      Pages 101-108
  5. Surgical Technique for Abdominal Organ Procurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Paolo Aseni, Anna Mariani, Riccardo De Carlis, Vincenzo Emanuele Buscemi, Giacomo Concone
      Pages 111-122
    3. Paolo Aseni, Anna Mariani, Fabio Ferla, Matteo Tripepi, Vincenzo Pirotta
      Pages 123-130
    4. Paolo Aseni, Raffaella Sguinzi, Riccardo De Carlis, Alessandro Giacomoni, Iacopo Mangoni, Luciano De Carlis
      Pages 131-155
    5. F. Di Benedetto, G. Tarantino
      Pages 157-164
    6. Silvio Nadalin, Ivan Capobianco, Stefan Hulik
      Pages 165-182

About this book


This well-illustrated handbook provides answers to important questions that may arise during the retrieval of multiple organs for transplantation and offers step-by-step descriptions of current surgical techniques for procurement of the various thoracic and abdominal organs, including heart, lung, liver, intestine, pancreas, and kidney. The coverage includes detailed instruction on liver splitting techniques and on living donor liver hepatectomies and laparoscopic and robot-assisted nephrectomy for transplantation. In addition, guidance is provided on preoperative evaluation for multiorgan donation, contraindications, management for organ retrieval in deceased donors, and organ preservation. The advice offered and the questions addressed will be of relevance not only to transplant surgeons, trainees, and fellows but also to all other professionals involved in organ transplantation, including nursing staff in intensive care units and emergency rooms. 


living donor kidney transplantation living donor liver transplantation multiple organ retrieval non-heart-beating donor organ donation organ procurement organ transplantation split liver surgical technique lung donor heart donor donor management ethics in organ donation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Aseni
    • 1
  • Antonino M. Grande
    • 2
  • Luciano De Carlis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryAbdo Trans Trans Ctr Nig Ca' Granda HospMilanItaly
  2. 2.IRCCS Fondazione PoliclinicoDep Cardiac Sur and Heart Lung Trans CtrPaviaItaly
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryAbdo Trans Trans Ctr Nig Ca' Granda HospMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28414-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28416-3
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